UK Daily Mail
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
Calls to save the planet by eating less meat are based on an exaggerated UN report linking livestock to global warming, according to an analysis of the study.
Celebrities from Sir Paul McCartney to Gwyneth Paltrow have long urged less meat consumption but, according to air quality expert Dr Frank Mitloehner, the green campaign has been barking up the wrong tree.
Dr Mitloehner says meat and milk production generates less greenhouse gas than most environmentalists claim – and highlights the source of confusion as a report from the UN.
‘We certainly can reduce our greenhouse gas production, but not by consuming less meat and milk,’ he told the American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco yesterday.
‘Producing less meat and milk will only mean more hunger in poor countries,’ he added.
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 5:02 am